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On December 13th, 2018 from 1-2:30 PM Eastern Time, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hosted a two-part webinar entitled, "Updates to Public Reporting in Fiscal Year 2019: Hospice Comprehensive Assessment Measure and Data Correction Deadlines."

The first part of this training focuses on the Hospice and Palliative Care Composite Process Measure – Comprehensive Assessment at Admission (NQF #3235), also known as “the Hospice Comprehensive Assessment Measure”, including measure background, how this measure is calculated, and how providers can use their Certification And Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting Quality Measure Reports (CASPER QM Reports) to understand their hospice's performance on this measure.

The second part of this training focuses on the 4.5 Month Data Correction Deadline for the Public Reporting policy update that was finalized in the FY 2019 Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update and Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements final rule (83 FR 38622, see pages 38638-38640). Under this new policy, beginning January 1, 2019, providers will have approximately 4.5 months following the end of each calendar year (CY) quarter to review and correct their HIS records with target dates in that quarter for public reporting. After this 4.5 month data correction deadline has passed, HIS data from that CY quarter will be permanently frozen for the purposes of public reporting. Part two of the training explains how this new policy change will be implemented and the implications of this new policy.

To download the Updates to Public Reporting in Fiscal Year 2019: Hospice Comprehensive Assessment Measure and Data Correction Deadlines training materials, please refer to the Downloads section of the Hospice Quality Reporting Training – Training and Education Library webpage. An audio recording of the webinar is also available.

 

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